Accessory of the Week: LifeProof case for iPhone

The LifeProof case for the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 is simply amazing. It's waterproof, shockproof, and pretty much everything-you-can-imagine-proof. If your planet got destroyed by an angry red sun, the LifeProof case is what your scientist father would put his iPhone in to rocket it to the safety of earth. Yeah. It's like that.

I've got a long history of loving waterproof cases, and putting them through torture tests, but the LifeProof is different. It's not a big bag. It's a terrifically trim, superbly svelte case that at first glance is hard to take seriously. It just looks like a regular case.

But it's so much more.

First, it's designed to military specifications. That means everyone from Snake Doctor to Solid Snake could carry it on their belt. It's also been drop tested up to 6.6 feet, so not only could it survive all manner of ninja rolls and HALO drops, it could probably survive occasional use as a blunt impact weapon.

If you're worried that all that protection comes at a price, don't be. The iPhones ports are covered but they're still accessible when you need them. And if you think defensiveness means drabness, the LifeProof comes in white, purple, pink, and black.

What's more, once you're iPhone is safe and sound in a LifeProof case, you can add extra attachments like armbands and bike mounts so you can put that extra protection to good use. Turn the camera on, strap your iPhone into place, and you're an instant action film star.

If you work in the military, in law enforcement, in construction, in child-care (!), if you live an active lifestyle and enjoy camping, hiking, extreme sports, extreme climates, or you just want the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your iPhone is safe no matter what you throw at it -- or what you throw it at! -- the LifeProof case is for you.

[Ed: It's also currently 15% off at the iMore Store if you use coupon code MEM12! -Rene)

$79.99 - Buy now